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Exploring the Wineries of the Dry Creek Valley – Fritz

Exploring the Wineries of the Dry Creek Valley – Fritz

Fritz Underground Winery, in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley, was founded by Mr. Jay Arthur Fritz in the late 1970’s with a viticultural passion for sustainability,...

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Exploring the Wineries of the Dry Creek Valley – Collier Falls

Exploring the Wineries of the Dry Creek Valley – Collier Falls

Collier Falls is a family-owned vineyard and winery in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley. It was founded back in 1992 by Barry and Susan Collier with the goal...

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Winery of the Week: Vasco Urbano – Livermore Valley

Winery of the Week: Vasco Urbano – Livermore Valley

Vasco Urbano Wine Company was created by the folks at Nottingham Cellars (which focuses on Bordeaux-style wines) because they wanted to showcase the exceptional...

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Winery of the Week: Howell Mountain Vineyards – Napa Valley

Winery of the Week: Howell Mountain Vineyards – Napa Valley

In 1988, Mike Beatty and another prominent Howell Mountain vineyard owner started Howell Mountain Vineyards to produce their own wines and showcase their grapes....

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Winery of the Week: Hunt Cellars – Paso Robles

Winery of the Week: Hunt Cellars – Paso Robles

David Hunt, the owner and winemaker of Hunt Cellars, is blind, but he still plays the piano and names most of his wines after musical terms. David says that his...

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Winery of the Week: Sol Rouge

Winery of the Week: Sol Rouge

The red volcanic soil of their estate vineyards, in Lake County, provided the inspiration for the winery’s name, as Sol Rouge means “Red Soil” in French....

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Winery of the Week: Hunt Cellars in Paso Robles

Winery of the Week: Hunt Cellars in Paso Robles

David Hunt, owner and winemaker, spent years looking for the perfect venue for his wines and eventually settled on a uniquely beautiful property of over 550 acres...

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Wines of the Week: California Rhone – Our Favorite Bottles

Wines of the Week: California Rhone – Our Favorite Bottles

After surveying California Rhone from various parts of the state, we thought a fitting way to wrap-up our series would be to list our panel’s favorite wines. In...

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Wines of the Week: California Rhone for Summer

Wines of the Week: California Rhone for Summer

Rhone grape varieties pair just perfectly with summer. In California, they tend to produce wines that are lively and bright, which make them lovely to drink during...

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Wines of the Week: Rosy Rhone Rosés from the Livermore Valley

Wines of the Week: Rosy Rhone Rosés from the Livermore Valley

Summertime and rosé go together brilliantly, and the Rhone varieties are great for producing them. Here are three Rhone rosés from the Livermore Valley, in California, that...

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